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MAN MUST EAT! – The (increasing) importance of food anchors for the placemaking industry

The global clash of digitalization and the pandemic is shaping the economic development of the 20s of this century. It has also led to profound structural changes of historic proportions. The consequences for retail and its accompanying services are equally dynamic and controversial. Food purchases at brick-and-mortar stores increased by 10 percent or more across Europe in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. At the same time, purchases of consumer durables, such as clothing, home electronics, home accessories, toys, sports, and leisure items increasingly shifted from offline to online retail.

Kaufland, Strong Footfall Anchor of Thriving Centers

During the pandemic, Kaufland’s more than 1,350 large supermarkets established themselves as reliable and footfall-generating food anchors in the European shopping plaza landscape. In an in-depth interview with ACROSS, Dr. Angelus Bernreuther, Head of Institutional Investor Relationship Management and Real Estate at Kaufland, describes the success strategies that lead to a win-win alliance between shopping places and their anchor tenant Kaufland:

Developer & Operator Statements

European experts comment on the synergy between shopping centers and food anchors, their developments and benefits.

Erik Engstrand joins Across Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Erik Engstrand as its new member.

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As retail parks become more and more enticing, RegioPlan looks at the market distribution of this asset class across Europe in the following study.

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Smart shopping, safe spaces, and strong resilience

Neinver is celebrating its 25th anniversary and operates 21 centers –17 are outlet centers–with 1,600 stores located in Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Italy and the Netherlands. Their new Leasing & Retail Director, Joan Rouras, talks with ACROSS about the perks of the outlet center concept, possible future challenges, and his new role to maximize the performance of their 800 brand partners.

Let's meet at MAPIC

Let’s meet at MAPIC and talk about professional international B2B communication.

Size doesn´t matter @ Reformhaus Wallner Wien

At Wiedner Hauptstraße 66 in Vienna, a corner store offers a wonderful variety of products and experiences that are a joy to behold. The family business, which is now run in the 2nd generation by Martina Wallner-Morin and her husband David Morin, exemplifies what we lack in many places: Authenticity, a commitment to tradition, a focus on regionality paired with modern standards.

Retail Park Report 2021: One-Stop-Shopping instead of One-Shop-Stopping

MEC and its partners Real Estate, Savills Germany, Dr. Lademann & Partner and WISAG published the 9th edition of the Retail Park Report “About Tomorrow–Retail parks in the city of the future”. The key finding: Sustainable and cross-asset-class strategies are needed to develop cities and rural areas for the future as urban neighborhoods and surrounding areas gain in importance.

OUT NOW: NEW ISSUE „MAN MUST EAT”

OUT NOW - LATEST ISSUE! +++ MAN MUST EAT: The (increasing) importance of food anchors for the placemaking industry

When there’s a will, there’s a way: The path to net zero carbon retail real estate

“Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink. We face a stark choice: Either we stop it–or it stops us. It’s time to say: enough.”

Creating places people want to visit

“We are all convinced that placemaking makes brick-and-mortar retail attractive, forward-looking, and an experience.”

MAPIC 2021: Focus on new trends and new players in the retail industry

The MAPIC will take place from November 30–December 2 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Nathalie Depetro, MAPIC shows Director, tells us about the new and exciting changes to this year’s edition.

Challenging times for Russian superregional malls

“The pandemic has intensified global digitalization, which is another challenge that the Russian mall industry is facing.”

Forget a “new normal”–we need change

„Instead of continuing to speculate about the new normal, as an industry, we need to discuss what (permanent) actions we want to take with respect to those changes.”

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Nivy Center revitalizing Bratislava’s city life

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Special Issue "Retail Parks: Everybody's Darling?"

This online special will be available as a free download until October 31.